Eat, drink and sketch!

Lots of my sketches on my travels end up being done in restaurants, cafes and tea rooms. One day I may do a book.........

On this page you can find links to all my blog posts which are about:
  • places where you can eat and/or drink e.g. coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, wine bars etc
  • AND the sketch was done while having a cup of tea or a drink and/or eating a meal 
This page started out life in 2007 as an Index Post on this blog.  (First posted as Interior landscapes with food - a Sketchbook) The aim was to try and find and provide a structure for all my food sketching on my travels.

What you can find on this page

I've organised this page geographically in case anybody else fancies having a go at sketching the same view in the same place!

Below you can find sketches of interiors involving eating and drinking at various locations across London, the north and south of England, Paris, northern France, Provence, Venice, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

This index page lists:
An Orangery Afternoon Tea, Kew Gardens
  • all the sketches by title and location - usually in date order.  
    • some are just a plate of food - some are a complete four course meal!
    • some sketches are views of the interior landscape and the other people who are eating or drinking
    • a few relate to places where the eating and drinking can take place on a terrace outside e.g. Kew Gardens. 
  • links to the location's website in the title of the place
PLUS - my tips for people wanting to sketch in restaurants and other eateries.
See 10 "Dos and Don'ts" for how to draw people while eating

London (from west to east)

Kew Gardens


Kensington Palace

Tate Britain

Rex Whistler Restaurant, Tate Britain, London

Victoria and Albert Museum

Piccadilly - Royal Academy of Arts

I used to use and sketch in the Friends Room a lot - before the upgrade and modernisation!

The comfy sofas have now gone - and, after a long time viewing an exhibition, I now much prefer the much more comfortable seats at Fortnum & Masons across the road! The food is better too!

The Friends Room - before the dreaded modernisation

Piccadilly - Fortnum and Masons

Great place to eat if you're visiting the Royal Academy of Arts - it's directly across the road!

Mall Galleries

Wallace Collection

Cornish Cream tea at the Wallace Collection

National Gallery

The National Cafe, National Gallery, London

National Portrait Gallery

Portrait Restaurant and Portrait Cafe

Tate Modern
"Fish! Restaurant, Borough Market
Bankside, London 


City of London 


East London

Northern England

The Ferry Inn, Cookham, Berkshire, England

Southern England

Northern Ireland - Belfast

White Chocolate Parfait, Yellow Man and Orange Poached Figs
at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast 12th March 2015





Auberge du Terroir, Servon, Normandy

Champagne-Ardenne Région 




Trattoria alla Madonna

Italy - Venice

USA - California

Tommys, San Clemente, California

USA - Arizona

USA - New Mexico

Cafe on Route 66, Grants, New Mexico, USA 

USA Massachusetts

Burdicks, Walpole, New Hampshire, USA

USA - New Hampshire

USA - Vermont

USA - Maine

"In Good Company" Rockland, Maine


More travel sketches 

You can see more of my travels with a sketchbook on my website or by clicking the links to the summaries of blog posts for different areas in the right hand column. These are the links to my travels with a sketchbook in
This post will be updated as new sketches are added to this blog.

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